Most of you would have had the experience of setting an alarm clock to wake you early one morning, only to find that you could really do with some more rest, and your mind doesn’t want to wake. Then of course what happens when the alarm starts to sound is that instead of waking you, your mind incorporates and mixes the sound of the alarm into whatever dream scenario you were currently having… Now the fact that we actually do this should point out some fairly interesting processes that take place in order to construct a dream. But first we can see that any outside stimulus that attempts to wake your brain trying to rest, can easily be ignored so that resting can continue. (To a certain extent of course) So in the example above where an outside stimulus is interfering with your normal sleep cycle, your mind creates a dream with the properties of the outside stimulus so that it doesn’t have to wake and deal with it consciously. A dream is therefore a mental construction, if it has meaning isn’t really the topic here, only what factors and processes influence the dream scenario. Doesn’t this then go on to prove that you manufacture the dream scenario alone? How you would actively perceive something through astral projection, remote viewing or predicting future events would essentially be out of the question. Anything you experience inside your mind is just a construction of your imagination. Even if you take astral projection to mean perceiving the outside environment around you, it would essentially still be manufactured by your mind, not an actual direct representation of the real physical world you experience when light hits your eye for example. Remote viewing literally means being able to “see” a foreign location, as is out of body experiences except that you are floating outside your body, and experiments have been done to test whether the patients were able to actively see anything in the physical world in their OOBE’s, nothing has ever been confirmed. Foretelling future events are another means of “seeing” foreign locations, only this time into the future. The point I’m trying to make with all these different psychic abilities, is that they’re all in some way trying to subconsciously make educated guesses, not actually literally “see” foreign locations, future events or anything else. You may after all believe you’ve witnessed “something” but isn’t this merely the way you’ve interpreted it? Any thoughts or constructive criticisms?